I am interested in getting a pre-Eb 1983 Musicman in white w/ black guard and maple neck. Lowend.net is selling one for $1400. I have a 1996 Stingray 5 w/ ash body and rosewood fingerboard...is it going to sound much different? I know the preamps were different but is the tone going to be different? I don't mind going down to the 4 string...what I like the most is the look! It is awesome and I've heard that the Pre-EB Musicmans are the best sounding stingrays. Let me know if you guys think my tone will be different or not. I don't want to drive to Tennessee and hear no true tone difference. Thanks!